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Dr. Don W. Worthington, PH.D.

Audiologist

Dr. Don Worthington is an audiologist practicing in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Worthington evaluates, diagnoses and treats hearing loss, balance issues and tinnitus. Audiologists can care for patients of all ages and treat almost all types of hearing loss. As an audiologist, Dr. Worthington takes part in services like prescribing and fitting hearing aids, recommending assisted listening devices and providing hearing rehabilitation. Audiologists can work in a number of settings such as hospitals, schools, clinics, private practices as well as government, military and VA hospitals.
Dr. Don W. Worthington, PH.D.
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Accepting new patients

My son who is 5 years old is having a ringing sensation in his ears. Is it treatable?

Most often a ringing sensation in the air of a five-year-old is not due to a balance problem, but may be due to something as simple as wax (cerumen) up against the eardrum. However, READ MORE
Most often a ringing sensation in the air of a five-year-old is not due to a balance problem, but may be due to something as simple as wax (cerumen) up against the eardrum. However, in either case it would be wise to have his ears examine Buy an Ear Nose and Throat physician.

What is the treatment for the ringing sound in my ears?

Most likely the ringing in your ear is caused by some pathology usually in the inner ear. The difficulty can occur from many years of noise exposure. There are a number of treatments READ MORE
Most likely the ringing in your ear is caused by some pathology usually in the inner ear. The difficulty can occur from many years of noise exposure. There are a number of treatments for this type of problem called tinnitus. I would suggest that you contact an audiologist in your area That deals with the treatment of tinnitus.

Can my father hear again?

I am sorry that you were told that nothing could be done with your father’s hearing loss. Most hearing loss even in someone your father’s age can be helped with either some type READ MORE
I am sorry that you were told that nothing could be done with your father’s hearing loss. Most hearing loss even in someone your father’s age can be helped with either some type of amplification or even a cochlear implant. I would suggest that you have him evaluated by another audiologist.

What is the treatment for a balance problem?

Almost all balance problems can be treated. However, first and individual must be evaluated to determine what is the cause of the balance problem. It might be just a simple problem READ MORE
Almost all balance problems can be treated. However, first and individual must be evaluated to determine what is the cause of the balance problem. It might be just a simple problem such as having the otoliths (small crystals) found in the inner ear being out of place and being located in one of the posterior semicircular Canal‘s. It could also be a result of Meniers or migraines. There can also be balance problems related to problems involving the brainstem and her cerebellum. Rather than try to guess. I would recommend that you be seen for a complete vestibular evaluation so they can determine if the problem is due to inner ear involvement, nerve involvement, or central nervous system involvement. Without knowing where you’re located I cannot recommend a specific center for this evaluation.